Application and admission

The call for applications for admission on the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science will be announced via the programme newsletter.

Application deadline
1 May 2025

Admission criteria and documentation

To be admitted to the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science, you must meet the following criteria:


You must have a master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent.

The degree must be obtained from a recognised higher education institution in Denmark or abroad.


To apply, you must submit a certified copy of your degree certificate or diploma and may include an academic transcript. If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation. A certified copy is a copy of an academic document with an original stamp or seal from the higher education institution that has been certified by a recognised legal or public body. Only copies of academic documents bearing the original stamp or seal will be accepted.



After having completed the qualifying degree, you must have at least two years of relevant work experience in companion animal practice.


You must submit a curriculum vitae detailing your relevant work experience of at least two years. Your CV must clearly state workplaces, specific work periods and job responsibilities.



You must have a standard of English equivalent to level B in Danish secondary education.


You can demonstrate your English language proficiency in one of the following ways:

Native English speakers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or Ireland may submit a copy of the page of their passport that has their photograph as proof.

Nordic applicants can demonstrate their English proficiency by submitting a certified copy of a high school diploma proving that they have passed English level B or by submitting a certified copy of a bachelor's or master’s diploma from a Nordic university.

Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or Ireland can demonstrate their English proficiency by submitting a certified copy of their degree certificate if their degree was taught in English. A semester or year spent on a student exchange programme is not sufficient.

Applicants can demonstrate their English proficiency if they have passed a recognised English language proficiency test with an adequate score. We accept the following tests:

Name of test

Minimum score

Information required for online check of test

IETLS (academic)

IELTS Home Edition

6.5 (overall test score) 

6.5 (overall test score)

Only overall score will be considered.

TRF Number (Test Report Form Number)


  1. Internet-based test (IBT)
  2. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  3. ITP TOEFL-test

(MyBest Scores are not accepted)





Registration number

Cambridge Advanced (CAE)

Passed at level C1 or C2

ID-number and Secret Number

Cambridge Proficiency

Passed at level C1 or C2

ID-number and Secret Number

Please notice:

IELTS and TOEFL tests older than 2 years will not be accepted (counted from the programme application deadline). There is no period of limitation for validity of the Cambridge tests.


You may enter the master’s programme on a specialisation / advanced courses if you fulfil the admission criteria stated above (qualifying degree, required work experience, and English proficiency) and one of these certifications in Companion Animal Diseases from Denmark, Finland, Norway, or Sweden:

  • DVA in Small Animal Diseases, in Danish known as certificeret fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hunde og katte.
  • Finnish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Finnish known as Pieneläinsairauksien erikoiseläinlääkäri
  • Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Norwegian known as Specialisering i veterinærmedisin, spesialitet smådyr
  • Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Swedish known as Steg 1


To apply for admission on the specialisation of your choice, you must submit documentation for your certification in small animal diseases / companion animal diseases.

Danish and Norwegian applicants, please note that your certification must be up to date. You may recertify your certification via your veterinary association:

The Finnish and Swedish Veterinary Associations do not have a recertification practice. The admission committee for the master’s programme will evaluate if your competences are still up to date.


NB: Non-EU citizens must obtain a visa before entering Denmark or other EU countries.

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